Unit Level Questions• What is your idea of the “human habitat?”• To what extent does the human habitat change throughout different geographical locations, socio-economic statuses, cultures and time-periods?• How can we affect our own human habitat?• To what extent does technology, nature, and society affect the “human habitat?”
Auto-Biographical Still Life● Students will choose objects that represent themselves● They will create a charcoal drawing of their still life – How can how we arrange these objects affect their meaning? – How can lighting affect the mood of a piece? – Peer critique, was the artist successful in telling you about themselves through visual language an associations?
● What sort of emotions does this painting evoke?● “Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.” – Wassily Kandinsky
Abstract Space● How is art like music? How is it not like music? – Universal language, minor chords are interpreted as sad across the world, However meaning is not consistent throughout cultures.● Students will be asked to represent an important space through abstraction● Exploring non-representational art● How can we reduce something has complicated as confrontation to a few lines and colors?
Fantasy Landscape● Students create a fantasy community● Develop landscape to encompass that communitys values● Students will brainstorm ideas on how they can shape their community to be more aligned with their values
Living in Time● Students will create an original character whose values mimic their own● Place them in a time/place that exemplifies their values● Explore alternate timelines for more possibilities● Use context clues to inform the viewer